It's been six months now since I had a cigarette. It hasn't been easy. I started smoking back when I was in high school. I had a 2-3 pack a day habit. Yeah, I did put on some more weight, but you can't really tell smoking quitting weight from the fnorking 60 or so lbs I put on from having the take BiPolar (BP) medications. I figure if I can quit smoking, most anyone can. I used the patches until I started having allergic reactions to them and then switched over to using the lozenges. A warning, I don't think you ever get over nicotine addictions; I still get cravings though they are milder and further apart.